Prize-winning technology for large-scale energy storage

Journal Reference: Ziyauddin Khan, Ujwala Ail, Fatima Nadia Ajjan, Jaywant Phopase, Zia Ullah Khan, Nara Kim, Jakob Nilsson, Olle Inganäs, Magnus Berggren, Xavier Crispin. Water‐in‐Polymer Salt Electrolyte for Slow Self‐Discharge in Organic Batteries. Advanced Energy and Sustainability Research, 2021; 2100165 DOI: 10.1002/aesr.202100165 An increasing share of renewable energy in the energy mix and increasing consumption … Read more

Senegal: biomass, a hope for storing energy

Senegal biomass a hope for storing energy

From an oven at 300 ° C, Sokhna Dieng takes out pieces of nickel and cobalt carefully deposited on a glass dish. In the two small air-conditioned rooms of the physics department laboratory at Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in Dakar, the master 2 student in physics circulates between fifteen modern machines lined up on … Read more

Speeding up the energy transition reduces climate risks

Journal Reference: Harald Desing, Rolf Widmer. Reducing climate risks with fast and complete energy transitions: applying the precautionary principle to the Paris agreement. Environmental Research Letters, 2021; DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac36f9 “Who would board an airplane, if the chance to arrive safely would only be 50 percent?” ask Harald Desing and Rolf Widmer at the very beginning … Read more

Solar energy with an’ ironclad future’

Journal Reference: Mariia Becker, Vanessa Wyss, Catherine E. Housecroft, Edwin C. Constable. The influence of alkyl chains on the performance of DSCs employing iron(ii) N-heterocyclic carbene sensitizers. Dalton Transactions, 2021; DOI: 10.1039/d1dt03252f Sensitizers are intensely coloured compounds that absorb light and convert its energy into electricity by releasing electrons and “injecting” them into the semiconductor. … Read more

Making solar energy even more sustainable with light-powered technology

Journal Reference: Iacopo Benesperi, Hannes Michaels, Tomas Edvinsson, Michele Pavone, Michael R. Probert, Paul Waddell, Ana Belén Muñoz-García, Marina Freitag. Dynamic dimer copper coordination redox shuttles. Chem, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2021.10.017 An international team of scientists have identified a new process using coordination materials that can accelerate the use of low-cost, Earth-abundant materials with the potential … Read more

Energy: “Meeting the objectives of security, competitiveness and sustainability is one of the most formidable challenges of the 21st century”

Energy Meeting the objectives of security competitiveness and sustainability is

Tribune. From the G20 in Rome to COP26 in Glasgow, the global conversation on energy and climate reveals a fundamental truth: Everyone wants to save the planet, but no one wants to see national energy bills increase. In their Rome declaration, G20 leaders underscored their commitment to ensure a “Just and orderly transition of our … Read more

In Tangshan, symbol of China’s difficult energy transition

In Tangshan symbol of Chinas difficult energy transition

In a steel plant in Tangshan (northeast China), February 24, 2020. YANG SHIYAO / XINHUA / MAXPPP Sitting against a parapet in front of his brick house, Mr. Hu is sunbathing. This old peasant with a weathered face remembers the days when the sky was black, even in broad daylight. “There was so much soot … Read more

New study solves energy storage and supply puzzle

Journal Reference: Mattia Belotti, Xin Lyu, Longkun Xu, Peter Halat, Nadim Darwish, Debbie S. Silvester, Ching Goh, Ekaterina I. Izgorodina, Michelle L. Coote, Simone Ciampi. Experimental Evidence of Long-Lived Electric Fields of Ionic Liquid Bilayers. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021; 143 (42): 17431 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.1c06385 Lead author Associate Professor Simone Ciampi from Curtin’s … Read more

Energy efficiency instead of long-term storage

Journal Reference: Sammy Houssainy, William Livingood. Optimal strategies for a cost-effective and reliable 100% renewable electric grid. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2021; 13 (6): 066301 DOI: 10.1063/5.0064570 As more communities plan to eventually rely on 100% renewable energy, the researchers offer a strategy that could guide their paths — one that shifts away … Read more

Runoff, sediment flux in High Mountain Asia could limit meals, energy for millions

Journal Reference: Dongfeng Li, Xixi Lu, Irina Overeem, Desmond E. Walling, Jaia Syvitski, Albert J. Kettner, Bodo Bookhagen, Yinjun Zhou, Ting Zhang. Exceptional increases in fluvial sediment fluxes in a warmer and wetter High Mountain Asia. Science, 2021; 374 (6567): 599 DOI: 10.1126/science.abi9649 The cause is “amplified warming”: Since 1950, the High Mountain Asia area, … Read more

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